For many young Indigenous children, schools are Eurocentric establishments offering minimal cultural connections.
Indigenous youth are over-representation in juvenile detention centres, and excluding them from education could make this worse.
Financial, social, and cultural factors influence the decision for Indigenous students to go to university.
We need to shift the focus of equity programs to nurturing the already strong aspirations Indigenous children have from primary school.
A group of youth walked 1600 kilometers to bring attention aboriginal issues in 2013 at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. They hold up the Cree flag.
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Research shows that the Globe and Mail has created a script in which marginalized youth can only be dealt with as failures or criminals, impacting the way they are perceived in society.
Cape York Partnership founder Noel Pearson, speaking on Q&A.
Cape York Partnership founder Noel Pearson told Q&A that Indigenous Australians were 'the most incarcerated people on the planet Earth'. Is that right?
Indigenous games like ‘Honour Water’ can teach Indigenous values and ceremonial practices.
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A strengthening movement of Indigenous designers and developers is working to show Indigenous cultures, teachings, languages and ways of knowing through video games.
One way teachers can respect culture is by embedding it into ‘mainstream’ subjects.
Teachers – get to really know your kids, their families, their community and its history, and what’s going on at home. While school policies are important, relationships are the real keys to success.
Policies and services designed to protect Aboriginal children’s cultural connections are not being properly implemented.
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New reports show a widespread lack of care for the cultural needs of many of the 19,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in child protection and out-of-home care.
Chair of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, Warren Mundine, speaking on Q&A, August 29, 2016.
Chair of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, Warren Mundine, told Q&A that $30 billion is spent every year on 500,000 Indigenous people in Australia. Is that right?
Emotional abuse is most likely to coincide with other forms for abuse, including neglect and physical abuse.
We have an ever-increasing number of children and families facing complex challenges and we know next to nothing about who they are and how they are doing.
Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young, speaking on Q&A, February 15, 2016.
Sarah Hanson-Young told Q&A that Indigenous children are currently ten times more likely to be living out of home. Is that right?
It’s vital to ensure youth put behind bars have been properly assessed before sentencing.
Many young people in jail suffer fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Diagnosing these before sentencing will establish the most appropriate path for these vulnerable offenders, which often isn't jail.
Professor Pat Dudgeon and Tony Jones, speaking on Q&A, October 5, 2015.
Q&A presenter Tony Jones asked psychologist and research fellow Pat Dudgeon if Indigenous youth suicide rates across the top half of Australia are the highest in the world. We check the research evidence.
Indigenous young people are 25 times more likely to be detained than non-Indigenous young people.
A new generation of Indigenous youth is being separated from their families and culture – this time by the force of criminal law that ignores the proven alternative of community-based justice.
People who have been in care are more likely to have children at an early age and are at greater risk of having their own child taken into care.
Most people reasonably assume there is evidence of good long-term outcomes for children who come into contact with child protection systems. Why else would we intervene in the lives of children and their…
A still from the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s award-winning Be Deadly Online campaign.
Tony Abbott is spending this week in North-East Arnhem Land, part of his long-held hope “to be not just the Prime Minister but the Prime Minister for Aboriginal Affairs”. We asked our experts: what stories…
With mentoring and industry traineeships, young Indigenous people are making their way into steady employment.
A few years ago in a quiet corner of Sydney’s Redfern Community Centre, I interviewed a young Aboriginal man, Scott, about his life for a research project. Like many of his contemporaries he grew up in…
A fashion program is one of the many effective alternative pathways to education and work offered by The Social Studio.
Why do young people drop out of school? Many factors influence this critical decision. These include the cost of education (think rising fees, cost of transportation, materials, textbooks and uniforms…